Education

Ten years on, TEDGlobal is tackling Africa’s education crisis

Emeka Okafor wants tough questions asked of Africa’s education systems. “It’s all well and good to talk about what might be working but if you don’t address the problems that could upend everything then there isn’t much left,” he says. Okafor is a co-curator of TEDGlobal being held in Arusha, Tanzania this week. It’s the second time the ideas and technology conference ... Read More »

Quiz on ASEAN to be organised for students to mark association’s 50th anniversary

New Delhi How much do you know about the Association of South East Asian Nations or ASEAN? Students can test their general knowledge by participating in a quiz being organised by the Thai Embassy on September 1 from 9 am to 1 pm. The winning team will be awarded Rs 50,000. The ASEAN Quiz is open to all students of grades ... Read More »

DU student polls: NSUI wants more ‘democracy walls’ for posters, 24-hour grievance cell

New Delhi The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Thursday called for a 24-hour grievance cell to address issues during polling and more ‘democracy walls’ on campus for the contestants to put up their campaign posters. In a memorandum given to the Chief Election Officer (CEO), the students’ wing of the Congress also asked him to allow students to cast ... Read More »

‘Won’t stop funding to women study centres’, says UGC

The support for women’s studies centres was under the plan head from the Sixth Plan onwards. These centres were established and sustained by special grants and support given by the UGC. University Grants Commission Following a University Grants Commission (UGC) notice that makes funding for women’s studies centres in universities and colleges across India uncertain after September 30, the commission ... Read More »

No exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu, Supreme Court directs government to start counselling process

In a major blow to the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court today asked the state to follow National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) after the Centre said the state cannot be exempted. The apex court also directed the Tamil Nadu government to start counselling process immediately and finish it by September 4. As The Indian Express reported yesterday, the attorney ... Read More »

KEA to release NEET 2017 second allotment list today at kea.kar.nic.in

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will release the second allotment result for admissions in medical and dental courses in the state today at kea.kar.nic.in. The seat matrix was released on August 17. As per a notification, 1720 medical and 1937 dental seats are available for allotment. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check their result from the official website ... Read More »

The IRC and Sesame Workshop bring education and hope to refugee children

The International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop—the nonprofit, educational organization behind Sesame Street—are working together to give millions of refugee children in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and northern Iraq the support they need to learn, grow and thrive. The Syrian refugee crisis is the defining humanitarian issue of our time. It challenges our morals, imagination, leadership, and global stability. Failing to act can cast ... Read More »

Osmania University OUCET 2nd allotment result 2017 to release today at oucet.ouadmissions.com

Osmania University has announced that it will release the results for the second phase of allotment through the university’s Common Entrance Test (OUCET) 2017 for undergraduate courses today. Candidates who have applied can check their allotment from the official website. “Second phase Allotment Result will be available on 19/08/2017 after 2:00 PM,” the university said in a notification. The facility ... Read More »

WBJEEM NEET second round seat matrix to be published today at wbmcc.nic.in

The seat matrix round two will be published today at 6 pm at wbmcc.nic.in. The West Bengal government had released the WBJEEM notification on July 7 inviting students who qualified NEET to fill application forms for admission to undergraduate medical and dental seats. The choice filling will begin today and will continue till August 20. On August 23, the authority will ... Read More »

NEET: Tamil Nadu students may get exemption as law ministry clears ordinance

The law ministry on August 16 cleared an ordinance of the Tamil Nadu government which demands exemption of the state’s students from the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) — common medical entrance test. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad cleared the draft ordinance in consultation with Attorney General K K Venugopal. The official, who requested anonymity, said the ordinance will be applicable ... Read More »